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The stigma surrounding stomas – what can we do to take away the taboo?

24th February 2021

A national overview estimates that over 13,000 people in the UK have stoma surgery each year. The most common conditions resulting in stoma surgery are colorectal cancer, bladder cancer, Ulcerative...

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Dealing with a stoma as a young person

10th February 2021

One of the many myths associated with having a stoma is age and the assumption that only older people have a stoma. Stomas can affect people of any age groups...

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What to expect from a urostomy and how you can overcome the challenges

4th February 2021

As the name suggests, a urostomy’s purpose is to create a way for urine to exit the body into a stoma appliance/pouch/bag. Other terms you may hear for a urostomy are...

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Get the help and advice you need from the experts at Oakmed…

27th January 2021

At Oakmed, we want to make life as easy as it can be for ostomates, which is why we have a whole section of our website dedicated to offering advice...

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Stoma and Losing Weight – what are the key things you need to know?

4th January 2021

January brings the start of a New Year and new resolutions for 2021. The mornings become lighter and the evenings longer. Your days become your own again after all the...

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Festival of Winter Walks – The Benefits of Walking When you Have a Stoma

21st December 2020

Walking is a great form of exercise,  it is good for the mind, body and soul! There is nothing more enjoyable than getting wrapped up in the winter weather and...

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